The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), based in Gaza, published its weekly report on the Israeli violations in the occupied territories during the period between January 25 and January 31, 2007.During the period of the report Israeli soldiers shot and killed one Palestinian child, and injured nine civilians, including three children and one woman.
The child was shot by a round of live ammunition in the northern West Bank city of Nablus; he was left to bleed to death after he was injured.
Soldiers fired at him when he tried to escape from the soldiers; he was unarmed. His family said that he tried to escape as the army repeatedly broke into his parents home searching for him.
A British journalist was injured when a sound bomb fired by the soldiers detonated near him as he was reporting in Bilin village, near Ramallah, during a peaceful protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall.
Two Palestinian civilians were also injured when the army used excessive force against the peaceful protest against the Annexation Wall.
Soldiers carried eighteen invasion into Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camp in the occupied West Bank and took prisoner 84 residents, including six children and four women.
Seven Palestinian residents were taken prisoner at Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank.
In a separate Israeli military attack, three Palestinian civilians were shot and injured when the army opened fire at a Palestinian Taxi, near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.
Also, two Palestinian civilians were shot and injured when soldiers, stationed at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, opened fire at them.
Israel claimed that the two were attempting to infiltrate through the border fence, but eyewitnesses confirmed that the two were hunting birds nearly 500 meters away from the border.
During the period of the report, soldiers conducted at least 18 military invasions in the West Bank.
The siege imposed on the Gaza Strip remained in effect, and the residents are suffering from shortages in fuels and basic goods.
The Rafah Border Crossing, between Gaza and Egypt, remained closed, and the commercial crossings in the Gaza Strip were partially opened. The Eretz crossing between Gaza and Israel remained closed as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were prevented from traveling through it. Only a limited number of Palestinian patients were allowed into Israel and the West Bank for treatment there.
Gaza sea and shore remained off-limits as Palestinian fishermen remained unable to fish since eight months.
Since Israel started its military assault in the Gaza Strip on June 25, 2006, soldiers killed 497 Palestinians, 317 of whom were civilians. 410 of the casualties were killed in the Gaza Strip, 245 of them were civilians.
1691 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including 363 children and 111 women were injured. 1291 of them, including 351 children, were injured in the Gaza Strip.
The army carried at least 329 air-to-surface missile strikes and used hundreds of artillery shells in the Gaza Strip.
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